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The BIG Times, January 2013

A Round-up of BIG News Highlights Across the Globe

There’s just so much BIG stuff going on every month; it’s difficult keeping track! We’re starting a new monthly feature, the BIG Times, to cover some recent highlights of BIG-ness. A Compendium of the Colossal…an Overview of the Oversized… a Summary of the Substantial…okay, I’ll stop playing around on Thesaurus.com now.

BIG Events

1. You never know what you’ll happen upon in Grand Central Station in New York City. When I took the train into NYC this month for the New York Times Travel Show, I was surprised to find the world’s largest squash spectator event – the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – taking place inside Vanderbilt Hall. I stuck around and watched a practice session for a few minutes, imagining myself as a squash player, and wondering how long it would take for me to get pelted with the ball.

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

The World’s Largest Squash Spectator Event!

2. This isn’t news if you live in Seattle, but the World’s Largest Snowball Fight took place this month, as 162,000 lbs. of snow was trucked into to a snow fort village, and six thousand people chucked it at each other! The real bonus was that the proceeds went to the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County.

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